Friday 22nd September 2017
St Pancras Church, London
Featuring as Clash Magazine’s ‘Track Of The Day’, Westerman’s ‘Roads’ takes contemporary folk as we know it and innovates it with his own, signature style. Introduced by an on-going, almost restless, guitar plucking, the track is soon met with its main event; Westerman’s slightly muted vocals which are amplified by a hollowing reverberation that echoes throughout the whole song. The new single then delves into different territories with the introduction of ghostly electronic beats and a soulful, piano breakdown that elevate the track into fresh and innovative grounds. However ‘Roads’ takes quite a different turn to Westerman’s previous single ‘Misanthropé’, whose sounds of beachy white sounds aligned with palm trees is a world away from ‘Roads’ fragility. To ensure you catch Westerman perform his new single at his only London date, buy your tickets today.
Listen if you like: Vance Joy, Jose Gonzalez, Bon Iver and James Vincent McMorrow
Wednesday 1st November 2017
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London.
The first band to ever sell out Dublin’s The Academy venue for their debut gig, Irish pop-rock duo Picture This are ready to take the UK by storm. Formed by childhood friends Ryan Hennessy and Jimmy Rainsford, the pair have just released their first, self-titled album which is the embodiment of reckless youth and young love. Opening track ‘Take My Hand’ is the perfect example of this young-at heart, sprightly sound with acoustic guitars and the thumping of drums all building up into an explosive, festival-ready chorus; one that can be easily imagined echoing around a sold-out arena whilst punters clap and sing along in unison. Aiding this punchy chorus is lead-singer Hennessy, whose strong voice and Irish charm shines throughout the catchy, love-stricken lyrics. With an already stellar record of selling out gigs, buy your tickets now to avoid missing out on Picture This.
Listen if you like: Bastille, Imagine Dragons, The Blizzards and The Riptide Movement
Monday 30th October 2017
Bush Hall, London.
With their latest album, ‘And Then Like Lions’, reaching an impressive second spot in the US folk music charts, Blind Pilot are soon looking to become big players on the contemporary folk scene. On the back of their massive US tour, the band will be touring several dates across the UK as a trio of members Israel, Luke and Ryan to put on a special, intimate show of live music. What stands so profound, and ever consistent, with Blind Pilot’s music is their outstanding song writing abilities. Inspired and motivated by the death of his father, lead-singer Israel wrote ‘And Then Like Lions’ in the face of his heartache; and it’s this raw vulnerability that shines through every word spoken, with each song reading as if from a timeless poetry collection. These moving lyrics sit perfectly against the subtle gracefulness of guitars and pianos, together telling Israel’s narrative in a way that is so delicate yet still poignant.
Listen if you like: Father John Misty, The Tallest Man On Earth, Lord Huron and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Sunday 3rd September 2017
Notting Hill Arts Club.
Hosting a monthly round-up of some of the most talented and upcoming artists, Communion is back with a September show that has something for everyone. A line-up from pop-punk and indie to folk and acoustic, this month’s listing is bound to get you dancing along. Featuring acts such as nu-punk The Kenneths who have just finished touring with Beach Blood across the UK and similarly sounding pop-punk band Superglu who you might have seen headlining Reading and Leeds’ 2016 BBC Introducing stage. Also joining them is indie solo-artist Plestered, ready to perform his new single ‘Habits’ alongside Dan Stock who wooed the crowd at this year’s Reading and Leeds festival in preparation for his upcoming, 2018 album. Finally, collectively-cool Harrison Kipner will be rounding off the event with his latest single ‘The Year of Rebecca’ and the appearance of a yet-to-be-announced special guest. For an unmissable night of live-music in which you can indulge in some of the best upcoming music, come join us at Communion’s September show and a buy a ticket today to avoid missing out.
Listen if you like: Alex Turner, Tom Grennan, The Magic Gang, The Generators and Alabama Shakes
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